[PANGYO ISSUE] Pangyo Technovalley Weekly News, News from the third week of June

-Naver to commercialize future space construction like new HQ 1784

Naver Labs and Naver Cloud announced on the 8th that they will commercialize their ARC (multi-robot intelligence system) and 5G specialized network by 2023 and start popularizing future spaces such as the new office building 1784.

Naver’s second office building 1784 and the second data center “GAK Sejong,” scheduled to be completed in 2023, are huge technology test beds that combine advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, 5G, digital twin, robotics, and autonomous driving technology.

In 1784, new experiments are underway, including self-driving robot “Rookie,” “Clova Face Recognition,” automatic meeting minutes preparation and sharing “Clova Note”, temperature, lighting, ventilation control, food and beverage orders through “Naverworks App,” and “GAK Sejong” on which robots and self-driving shuttle buses that help server managers.

Naver added that the core technologies that make up the two spaces, the best empirical examples of “Technical Convergence,” are “ARC (AI-Robot-Cloud)” and “5G Cloud,” and that other buildings will be able to transform into future spaces through Naver’s technology.

Just as 1784 is continuously upgraded through ARC, it means that existing buildings will be able to evolve through the same method as OTA (Over-The-Air) by introducing Naver’s core technology.

Seok Sang-ok, CEO of Naver Labs, said, “The future space will be centered on software that will enable new experiences in it beyond buildings,” adding, “As team Naver made the first attempt to do so even before and after 1784 construction, so many future spaces will also start with Naver’s technology.”

As the first step to this end, Naver Labs and Naver Cloud plan to commercialize “ARC Eye” and “ARC Brain”, the core of 1784 and the backbone of future space, by 2023. Customers will be able to experience the core technology of “Team Naver” in various options according to their spatial situation through Naver Cloud.

AhnLab to win AWS “Rising Star Partner of the Year” award

AhnLab announced on the 7th that it has won the “AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year Award” at the recently held AWS Partner Summit Korea 2022.

This award is given to partners who have achieved excellent performance in a short period of time such as high growth and attracting a number of customers among domestic partners included in AWS Partner Network (APN).

AhnLab won this award in recognition of its remarkable growth as an AWS partner by securing customers in various industries such as ▲ finance and fintech ▲ medical sector and healthcare ▲ SW development ▲ construction based on the security-specific cloud management service ‘AhnLab Cloud’.

AhnLab is strengthening its expertise as an AWS partner. In recognition of its comprehensive capabilities as a service partner, it has obtained the ‘AWS Advanced Tier Service Partner’ rating, and is also participating in the ‘AWS Solution Provider Program’ where the company can resell and provide AWS services to end customers.

“I think this award is the result of AhnLab’s recognition of its capabilities and growth potential as a cloud managed service provider (MSP),” said Kang Suk-kyoon, CEO of AhnLab. “We will continue to make efforts to build and operate a safe and efficient cloud for customers based on continued cooperation with AWS going forward.”

-Ministry of Science and ICT to join hands with NHN and Kakao to foster 90,000 digital talent

The government will cooperate with companies such as NHN and Kakao to nurture 90,000 digital talent by 2027.

On the 8th, the Ministry of Science and ICT held a “public-private cooperation digital talent training ceremony and on-site meeting” at NHN’s office building located in Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do.

On the same day, the Ministry of Science and ICT announced its plans to invest a total of 110.9 billion won in six major projects to foster talented people in cooperation between the public and private sectors this year. It plans to nurture about 10,000 digital talent this year and train a total of 90,000 people by 2027.

First of all, the Ministry of Science and ICT will introduce a new “Campus Software (SW) Academy” this year, where companies train talent with universities, and a “Networking Campus SW Academy” that combines local universities, local governments, and local industries.

In addition, a new “Company Membership SW Camp” will be established, in which small and medium-sized companies struggling with providing education operate joint curriculum. It will also run an “Innovation Academy” that will discover prospective developers and strengthen their practical skills, and continue to push for “SW Maestro,” in which mentoring services are provided by employees.
In addition, the Ministry of Science and ICT is also expanding ‘Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Innovation Square’ that fosters talented people in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, focusing on five major regions.

A total of 16 people participated in the on-site meeting, including experts and young people such as NHN, Kakao Enterprise, and Knowledge Cube, the actual participants of the project, and the Korea Software Industry Association, Internet Companies Association, KT Convergence Technology Institute, LG AI Research Institute, and Innovation Academy.

The Ministry of Science and ICT plans to come up with a “Digital Innovation Talent Training Plan” by collecting opinions from industry-academia-related sectors and launch the “Digital Talent Alliance,” a public-provide cooperation system for fostering talent.

-Naver Pay‘s on-site payment, easily enjoy with a smartwatch

It is now possible to make on-site payments using Naver Pay only with an Apple Watch without taking out a mobile phone. Naver Financial announced on the 7th that it has released ‘Naver Pay watch app’ that can be used on smartwatches. It is available on Apple Watch and Galaxy Watch.

Naver Pay watch app currently provides QR on-site payment that is compatible with Naver Pay points.

After installing Naver Pay app on a smartwatch, logging in through mobile phone pairing, opening the app and touching the point screen, a QR code will appear immediately. Insufficient points during payment are automatically charged in the charging account linked to the user’s Naver Pay account. Payments linked to cards will be released in the third quarter.

Choi Jin-woo, general manager of Naver Pay, said, “Naver Pay Watch app is the most frequently proposed service by Naver Pay app users,” adding, “We launched it to provide convenience where people can make payments without taking out neither wallets nor mobile phones.”

Naver Pay Watch app is available on all models of Apple Watch Series 3 or higher and on Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 classic. Cellular models equipped with communications functions can be used to make payments without having a mobile device close to them.

Source: Pangyo Techno Valley Official Newsroom